post #1 of Old 01-20-2010, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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shackle reversal for street use or offroad

I have read many threads on this subject and their are some great facts and opinions...... My question is.. for a Yj with a proposed 4.5 Rubicon express lift and 33 inch tires will it be better to do a shackle reversal if it is going to be a daily driver?

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post #2 of Old 01-20-2010, 09:39 AM
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Sure it will handle the road better from what I have read.

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I just had a shop do a weld on S/R kit for me. I like the way it brings the front tires forward for better approach angles. But now I don't know if I can lift it any higher. Also I'm thinking that the leaf springs will never give me the flex that I want so I might have to go with coils. I did not notice any diffrence in the ride (it still feels like a Jeep). My opinion is that for me it was a waste of $$. So I guess it all depends on how you want your Jeep set up in the end.
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Raider fan did you feel a noticeable dive in the front end when breaking hard?
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I just had a shop do a weld on S/R kit for me. I like the way it brings the front tires forward for better approach angles. But now I don't know if I can lift it any higher. Also I'm thinking that the leaf springs will never give me the flex that I want so I might have to go with coils. I did not notice any diffrence in the ride (it still feels like a Jeep). My opinion is that for me it was a waste of $$. So I guess it all depends on how you want your Jeep set up in the end.
errr if you do a shackle reversal on the YJ the tires move backwards when the spring compresses... or are you talking about the relative position of the wheels when the spring isn't under load compared to the shackle in the front?
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Raider fan did you feel a noticeable dive in the front end when breaking hard?
No, I really did not notice any change in drivability at all.
errr if you do a shackle reversal on the YJ the tires move backwards when the spring compresses... or are you talking about the relative position of the wheels when the spring isn't under load compared to the shackle in the front?
Talking about where the tires are when not under a load (I guess). During normal driving and when parked the tires are about 4 inches more to the front of the Jeep, giving you better approch angles. Have never looked at it while wheeling it (Don't trust noone but me to dive the heep)
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Raider fan did you feel a noticeable dive in the front end when breaking hard?
I had a reversal before I did the coil conversion and depending on the shackle angle the nose will dive when braking quick or hard...I know mine did, I just got used to it. If you ever plan to go higher I would suggest not going with the reversal.

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Will the jeep sit higher in the front with a shackle reversal? and how much higher?
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Yes it will...about an inch to an inch and a half...looks good up a little in front.

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Ra8erFan post a picture on level pavement im wondering what your setup looks like compared to mine.
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